It all began in the early years of the 19th century when the future King George IV hired architect John Nash to design a new London neighbourhood. Prince Regent’s vision was to create a new development to encircle a large park that would befittingly (and rather haughtily!) be named after himself. Enter the scene Regency (also known as Georgian) architecture, characterised by elegant symmetry and generous spaces and craftsmanship, it’s no wonder it’s stood the test of time.
The combination of its beautiful design and limited supply has made Regency architecture a desirable asset and one which ignites rigorous competition, with prospective buyers paying a much higher premium. Ashley Wilsdon, Head of London Buying claims buyers will pay up to 20% over the odds to secure a Regency property in Hampstead or Islington. He believes their popularity is partly thanks to excellent PR. ‘Period dramas, such as Bridgerton, continue to highlight the best of these properties,’
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